The performer was Harri Guy. He
is from C Social, playing three pieces on the alto saxophone. I had already
heard him play in Chapel before so I knew about him quite well. He seemed quite
nervous at the start, but played very well throughout the concert.
The first piece
was called ‘Caravan’ by Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol; this was in a Jazz play
performed in 1936. The song itself had quite a fast pace and had a constant
piano riff throughout the piece. It also contained a lot of fast and quick
notes, however the long notes were memorable.
The next piece was ‘Somewhere
Over the Rainbow’ from ‘The Wizard of Oz’. This was different from the last
song, as it was much slower and had loud clear notes; it was again accompanied by music
don AJOH, on piano. I had heard this in Chapel before and it was even better the second time.
This song also had a good use of vibrato, which is very hard to use. I
particularly enjoyed this song.
The final piece
was ‘Take Five’ by Paul Desmond. This song had a very strong start and was full
of short and fast notes and the song in general flowed very well. There was a
repetitive piano riff throughout the whole song and there were high notes too,
which fitted well in the song.
played really well and I enjoyed the concert very much.
Report by Aemil Sobhan, C Social,